Tuesday, January 27, 2009
I was prepared not to like this recipe as the directions I received were kind of sketchy. But I've made them twice now in three days, at my husband's request, so I'd say we have a winner.
Where the instructions were vague was just what size to roll the dough out to, how thin to roll it, how many bread sticks a recipe should make. So I just did what I thought was best, and we love the results. If you're serving people with small appetites, you could probably cut them in half once they're baked. We do not have small appetites. So we leave them -- large, irregular, a little goofy looking. But delicious.
And more bread-like than bread stick-like. But enough of the chatter.
1 1/4 c. water
3 c. flour
2 T. sugar
1/2 t. salt
1 T. yeast
1/4 c. butter, melted
In bread machine pan, place water, flour, sugar, salt, and yeast. Put machine on the manual "dough" setting and push start.
When cycle is through, remove dough to well-floured board. Pat it down into a rectangle, about 6 inches by 12 inches.
Melt the butter and pour it onto a cookie sheet with sides. Swirl the butter so it thinly covers entire sheet.
With sharp knife, cut the dough into 12 strips, approximately 6 inches by 1 inch. Place dough strips onto cookie sheet. They should all fit onto one sheet.
Bake at 350 degrees for 9-10 minutes; pull out pan and use a fork to flip the sticks over and bake for another 10 minutes. That's it.
Anyone else ever made homemade bread sticks? I'd love to hear how you make them.
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